An engineering company which is a longstanding customer of futronic designed, developed and built a fully automatic weighing system for small components on behalf of a leading tyre manufacturer. We planned the entire electronics for this system, designed and constructed the control cabinets and developed the necessary user software and visualisation tools.
The project comprised a plant-specific recipe system and an order control system, which allows production orders to be scheduled to the production lines parallel to one another. At the heart of all this is a barcode and RFID system, which enables all order data to be documented and each production batch monitored throughout the production process.
A Siemens Microbox 427B industrial PC establishes a connection to actuators and sensors via the ET200S bus system and communicates with identification and data acquisition devices via Profibus and Ethernet. The Siemens Panel PC 627 makes modifying and monitoring the process both easy and convenient. Process visualisation is based on WinCC Flexible.
The system provides the following features: